Detachment and the Law of Attraction
Self portrait taken January 24, 2014 showing new haircut, new hair style, and black eye makeup.
Tonight I am stepping back from the professional blogging in favor of something personal once more. Those of you who know me or at least follow my work know that back in December I made a dramatic course change in my life — starting with a change in hair style and color and a new piercing in my ears. I wear black a lot more now — something my mother discouraged. But more importantly, a friend of mine introduced me to the movie “The Secret” and the Law of Attraction.
The Law of Attraction is a fairly simple idea that thinkers across history have phrased various ways such as “you reap what you sow” and “what goes around comes around.” It is the idea that like attracts like. A positive, optimistic attitude will attract positive events and a pessimistic, problem-centric attitude will attract more adversity. Or thought of another way, it is the idea that as you think, so does your reality become. Self-fulfilling prophesy.
A broad spectrum of teachers talk about how one’s emotions are your best guide to this. when you feel good about something, you are attracting the positive. But when you feel not good about something, whatever it is will only hurt you; the wise person turns away from whatever is causing the bad feeling in favor of what feels good. This is not pleasure seeking so much as letting your emotions communicate to you what is in your sub-conscious mind which itself is the level of yourself where the Law of Attraction operates.
So what do you do when you feel neutral? What does it mean when you really do not feel ANYTHING.
I looked this up tonight and found some helpful answers so important that I am blogging 90 minutes past my bed time for the evening. Here is the full discussion: http://www.inwardquest.com/questions/2418/what-does-detachment-truly-mean-in-law-of-attraction
Here is the most useful part of that post:
Let’s list a couple of manifestational facts:
99% of every manifestation is complete before you see any physical evidence of it – the only way you know then how close you are to seeing physical evidence of it is not through your five physical senses, but instead…how you feel about it. Once you are genuinely feelinghopeful of your manifestation coming, the physical evidence will start appearing…reaching the emotion of hope about a manifestation is the tipping point.
The neutral point is your friend…this is a favorite saying of mine. It means that if you do not stand in the way of your manifestation, it must come to you. Standing in the way means looking at it and feeling any negative emotion about it not being there yet. Feeling neutral about it is good enough to manifest it eventually.
So what do we get if we apply these to your situation?
We have that…
Even though you might be on the verge of manifesting your part-time job, the only physical indication you might have that it is almost there is that you are feeling hopeful about it.
Even if you can’t feel hopeful about it, as long as don’t feel negative emotion about it not having come yet, you will still get it eventually.
So let’s deal right now with wiping out negative emotion about you not having the job yet…I would recommend learning EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). It’s quick, easy, effective and free to learn. There are lots of free videos on YouTube. Every time you think about your situation without a part-time job (and the implications of that), just use EFT to neutralize the negative emotion.
But it’s not much use getting your job eventually since you want it as soon as possible, I presume.
In order to speed up the manifestation of anything, we need to flow more energy towards it. The purest way to flow energy towards something you want is to feel appreciation about it…the feeling of appreciation is actually an indicator of pure energy flow.
So to speed up the manifestation of your part-time job, start making lists of things about that part-time job that make you feel appreciative. Or visualize all the great things that will happen in your life once you get that part-time job. (I recommend getting a copy of Ask & It Is Given
But here’s the big twist in manifesting…since you are no longer standing in the way of your part-time job (we’ve handled the negative emotion with EFT, remember?), then any pure energy flow (i.e. appreciation) towards anything will automatically manifest your part-time job. This is because that pure energy flow of appreciation is flowing to everything you want at the same time. Sounds counter-intuitive doesn’t it?
In other words, you don’t have to detach from your part-time job to manifest it. You just have to not feel bad about it and then just use something as an excuse to feel appreciation – and that can include things totally unrelated to your part-time job.
The fastest way to manifest something you need (i.e. your part-time job) is the following.
Step 1. Get out of the way of your part-time job coming. Neutralize any negative emotion you feel regarding the lack of it.
Step 2. Now find anything in your life to feel good about and keep using that thing (or things) as an excuse for staying in that good-feeling place.